Pattern: Yellow Brick Road by Terry Atkinson
Size: 58.5” x 85”
Methods of Construction: Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used: various fat quarters and yardage
Completed March 2013
This quilt was my first quilt I started after I joined the Hawaii Quilt Guild in 2007. It was offered as a mystery class during a retreat shortly after I moved to Hawaii. My friends Stacy and Mary Ruth, took me around the island to show me all the quilt stores – I bought the fabric during this trip for the mystery quilt class.
This was everyone’s first introduction to my “lime green obsession”. When I first made the quilt top, I thought it reminded me of Neapolitan, cherry, and pistachio ice creams, so I called it “Triple Scoop”. It remained a top from 2007 to 2013, when I decided that I wanted to showcase my time in the guild and this was the perfect top to complete to show the start of my time with the guild.
Bolstered by the success of taking part of my Fleur de Lis applique motif and turning it into a quilting motif, I photocopied part of the border fabric and made the flower motif that adorns each block.
That evening after completing the quilting of this quilt, my husband and I went to see the movie “Oz, The great and powerful”. I thought it funny that the quilt I worked on that morning was a “Yellow Brick Road” quilt. Then it hit me – I needed to change the name of the quilt. I decided to change the name to Oz.
This quilt will forever remind me of the first few months of Hawaii and the fun I had at the class and visiting all of the quilt shops around the island with new friends.